Why I Envy Tom Brady

New England Patriot's Quarterback Tom Brady displaying emotion

He’s got Giselle, three Super Bowl rings, two Super Bowl MVPs and has been voted the league’s MVP twice.  But none of these make me jealous – directly, at least.

I envy Tom Brady because he is the epitome of how a great man should behave in pressure situations.  When I see him barking out audibles, standing tall in the pocket and encouraging his teammates, I wish I could do the same.

Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake

He’s getting paid millions to hurt you

As someone who has played QB, (well, at least in garbage time) I can tell you there are few things scarier in this world than a fierce pass rush, especially a blitz.  How many people could actually say that they wouldn’t be afraid of having Cameron Wake or DeMarcus Ware wanting to smash them into a turf pancake?

“Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast; but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.” – Tom Brady

His GQ covershoots, Victoria Secret underwear model bed-buddy and NFL accomplishments are all just by-products of his character.

Tom Brady featured on the cover of Vman September 2012 issue

First you get the Super Bowl MVPs, then you get on magazine cover with dog

The man is a winner….and I believe that at the root of all that, akin to most successful individuals is that he faces his fears rather than run from them.


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